Safe drinking water

Sydney’s water is from natural sources. It’s filtered to the high standards set by the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

This ensures it’s safe to drink straight from the tap.


Your drinking water's journey to your tap

Your drinking water is carefully selected from natural sources

Most of Sydney's drinking water comes from rainwater stored in lakes surrounded by some of the most unspoilt, native bushland in the region - including world heritage national parks.

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80% of the water we supply to the people of greater Sydney comes from Lake Burragorang at Warragamba.

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Your water is filtered

We filter 100% of your water to ensure it’s safe to drink straight from the tap.

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We clean our filters every two days.

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We monitor the water coming out of our filters 24/7 to ensure it’s safe to drink.

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Your water has fluoride added to protect your teeth

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks fluoridation as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century.

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We ensure your water is safe by adding small amounts of chlorine.

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Your water is tested from source to tap to ensure it’s safe to drink

We use advanced technology to constantly monitor your water quality at key steps.

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Our water quality scientists do up to 70 different tests to confirm your drinking water is of the highest quality.

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Your drinking water meets the targets set by the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. These guidelines are some of the strictest in the world.

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Your drinking water is clean and safe!

Most of us across greater Sydney choose to drink tap water over any other water, every day.

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